August 13th? New Powermacs?

Discussion in 'MacRumors News Discussion (archive)' started by arn, Jul 12, 2002.

  1. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    ThinkSecret gives August 13th as the date of the new PowerMacs, with speeds up to 1.2GHz, and Jaguar.

    August 12th is the date of the end of Apple's current rebate promotions.
  2. drastik macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2002
    I could see it as the shipping date, it makes since because of Jaguar. Now, ifthis is true, and Apple wants to push the remaiing stock, I think we can also expect something new that everyone can use. Some iApp maybe, or something anway, that would entice people to get a discontinued model even though the new ones are around the corner.
  3. topicolo macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2002
    Ottawa, ON
  4. Moonlight macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2002
    Los Angeles

    Wow, what an amazing story !! They saw the date that the promotion ended and said "as confirmed Apple has tentatively" that the next day it will come out with new power macs...journalism at its finest...
  5. agreenster macrumors 68000


    Dec 6, 2001
    Walt Disney Animation Studios
    How original.

    Its the easiest prediction in the world to say something new is coming out the day promotions for older products end.

    What I want to know is why Apple isnt coming out with RDRAM systems.

    Or better yet, the G5. I think its safe to say we will never see the 64 bit G5
  6. iH8Quark macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2002
    Big Shoulders
  7. jbrown macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2002
  8. Funkatation macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2001

    RDRAM is not a technology that apple should get into. Its more expensive than DDR SDRAM, far more complicated, has a higher latency, etc. Plus and RMBS has an FTC investigation going for them currently. The only reason the Pentium 4 + i850E shines with RDRAM is because its a dual channel solution. The current DDR solutions are just single channel (except for nVidia's nForce, but its not a P4 chipset, just an athlon and due to architechtural issues of the platform, doesn't help out too much) Intel's upcoming chipsets will feature Dual Channel DDR, and I believe then we will see the fall of rambus. I'm sure hoping for it ! :)
  9. giovanni macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2002
    MWNY is already known everywhere as the "largest" ever, furthermore it is concomitant to the opening of the NYC Apple Store: do you really think Apple will just announce a couple of updates to a couple of iSuck applications ???? If they don't come up with some serious new pro hardware (thereby admitting failure - because they must have planned to) then they for sure would announce it.
  10. billiam0878 macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2002
    Winter Park, FL
    1.4's or 1.5's are still possible as Think Secret said "speed-bumps of at least 1.2GHz" and CNET said "in excess of 1.2GHz." Here's hoping,

  11. Megaquad macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2001
    thats wonderfull, it's on my birthday! i am trully touched!!
    it would be a nice gift..
    but noone will buy it to me :(
    i'll never have hi-end powermac:(..whats the point in living?:rolleyes:
  12. sjs macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2002
    dropping classic iMac?

    I think they will soon drop it because its so outdated. But Think Secret says they are dropping it because of LOW MARGINS???
    That's stupid. This design is 5 years old and pure profit.

    This is from the Apple Store, the Indigo iMac:
    Off to the side I put a guesstimation of what they pay for a component.

    500MHz PowerPC G3 $50?
    256K L2 cache @ 500 MHz
    128MB SDRAM $30?
    20GB Ultra ATA drive $30?
    CD-ROM Drive $25?
    RAGE 128 Ultra w/16MB $35?
    10/100BASE-T Ethernet $5?
    56K fax modem $15?
    15-inch display $40?
    (13.8-inch VIS)
    Harman Kardon Speakers $5?
    VGA Video Mirroring
    2 USB & 2 FireWire ports
    AirPort Ready

    The case and ports... $25?
    Assembly $25?
    Box and Shipping $25

    This is a machine they have MAYBE $300 in and it sells for $750 to $800 at the Store. By the way, I made up those cost numbers. My point is just that this computer is terribly outdated but highly profitable. When they drop it I'll bet the eMac at $1000 to $1100 will grow in volume and also be VERY profitable. There's probably no way they have over $500 in an eMac.
  13. Kid Red macrumors 65816

    Dec 14, 2001
    Last week they said towers in excess of 1.2ghz and now they are saying of at least 1.2ghz. So which is it? 1.2ghz at the low end or 1.2 at the high end? I thought this was confirmed a few days ago and now this new info is confirmed. So which is the real confrimation? Excess of or at least 1.2ghz?

    Some confirmation :rolleyes:

    What's next week's confirmation?
  14. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    If Apple does not update the pro line I will be so pi$$ed! Whats the point of an Expo when all you release is a few new apps and no new computer:( I bet all these are untrue and there are powermacs around the corner. If they do update to 1.4ghz then I think there is a %50 chance of a speed bumped iMac.

    Post #750 only 250 more to go;)
  15. sjs macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2002
    Being optimistic I choose to believe all these rumors of the past few days are too's why:

    What good on earth is it to spend tens of millions of dollars on the biggest advertising campaign in years at a time when your product announcements will generate negative publicity?????

    I cannot believe Steve has that in mind. For that reason I still expect MWNY to have all these things:

    1. iMac speed bumps + 17"
    2. eMac speed bumps
    3. bumps to iBook and/or TiBook
    4. something for iPod
    5. at the very least PowerMac announcement.
    6. Also don't forget, while Jaguar is well-known to us, its a very big thing with the speed and feature changes. Bigger than Win 95 to Win 98 really.
    7. Plus at least one more thing, some surprise, something for the digital hub.
  16. Hemingray macrumors 68030


    Jan 9, 2002
    Ha ha haaa!
    You and me both, brother! You'd think after the "What? That's it? No new PowerMacs?" in January, they'd get it together for this expo! It seems like they're shunning us pro users in order to woo the consumer with the iMac. They can't seriously expect me to shell out $3K for a system that's been running old technologies for a couple years now! Something's got to give soon.
  17. djniche macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2002
    I agree we are getting at least an announcement of the new G4 in Macworld NY. It makes sense for this machines to be shown not only on the show but also on the new Ny stores that are going to open.

    I also see the 1.2, 1.4 and 1.5mhz specs --

    I'm looking to upgrade from a g4 400mhz to a 1G at least
    My 400 is still kicking b... and I can do every graphic design task without a problem. I also have a 400mhz but a G3 at work and i works great. I dont think many pc owners can say the same about their P1 or P2 machines.

  18. johnpaul191 macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2002
    Philadelphia PA
    so now no new anyting?

    today's new epson printer rebate is good with the purchase of an imac, emac and ibook. since the rebate goes past wednesday can we assume the only upgrades will be to the TiBook and the iPod?

    i still think the rebate on G4 systems is not much indication of MWNYC. if we do not see powermacs at MW, then i would guess the end of the rebate is the next logical date. i guess it also depends on the 10.2 true shipping date that steve is supposed to announce next week. even with these potential dates on the schedule, i would not be shocked to see something next week. if they do more than a speedbump, then i would think there are good reasons to have all the press/consumers getting a hands on view.
  19. Rocketman macrumors 603


    This needs to be posted to peecee sites.


  20. elensil macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2002
    Brooklyn, NY
    The worst case scenario would be that PowerMacs would be announced but not RELEASED on MWNY. Released in August is a posibility...
  21. DavPeanut macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2002
    No one really talks about what software is coming. I think that apple will release Final Cut Pro 4, DVD Studio Pro 2, and a Pro audio program.
  22. elensil macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2002
    Brooklyn, NY
    This needs to be posted to peecee sites.


    Hey Rocketman, I have never seen a PC site. Are there any
  23. dongmin macrumors 68000


    Jan 3, 2002
    Get over it

    You guys are all in denial. PowerMacs will not make the Expo, and no the world is not going to end.

    Apple wants to separate the announcement of new hardware from these big events. Why? Because they don't want people to stop buying their hardware a month before every major show.

    The PowerMac, iBook, and Powerbook were all updated outside these events. And the same goes with this round of Powermacs. They'll be out in August, when they're good and ready, and not at some arbitrary deadline set by the Expos.
  24. crassusad44 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2001
    YES!!! I got it! 2.2 GHz PowerMacs! As Think Secret are predicting... "speed-bumps of at least 1.2GHz". A speed-bump of at least 1.2 GHz...... :eek:

    NICE!!!!! :p :p :p :D :D :)
  25. synergy macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2002
    I've got the same G4 as you. Just recently popped in a cheap Radeon into the machine. Been thinking of bumping up the RAM and I may add a processor upgrade. The 800Mhz or 1Ghz ones just announced a short while back. But if Apple puts out pro machines with 1.2, 1.4 and more speeds then I will skip the upgrades and plan on a new tower soon. Especially needs DDR. If its just a 1.2 top end system then skip it, I will upgrade my CPU.

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